Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Let's Take a Break

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Let's Take a Break

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

The All-Star break is upon us. The next these ranking are posted, it will be the Thursday of the break, and the rankings will cover the three-day week and the 10-day week.

Keep in mind that this set of rankings is even more subject to change than usual. Teams will manage their pitching staffs to maximize rest for those needing it.

UPDATED: Monday July 8, 1:35 PM ET

Week of July 8 - 14

Mixed League

RKPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Zack WheelerPHILAD, OAKSecond start not assured, could want to pitch in the ASG  
2Chris SaleATL@ARI, @SD   
3Logan GilbertSEA@SD, @LAA   
4Tyler GlasnowLAD@DETNot concerned about recent blips, skills still elite  
5Garrett CrochetCWSPIT   
6Jake IrvinWAS@NYM, @MILExcellent stretch fully supported  
7Corbin BurnesBALCHC   
8Ronel BlancoHOUMIA, TEX   
9Sonny GraySTLKC   
10Freddy PeraltaMILWAS   
11Joe RyanMIN@SF   
12Andrew AbbottCINCOL, MIA   
13Tanner HouckBOSOAKShould get back on track heading into the break  
14George KirbySEA@LAA   
15Tarik SkubalDETLAD   
16Bailey OberMIN@CWS   
17Justin SteeleCHC@BAL

The All-Star break is upon us. The next these ranking are posted, it will be the Thursday of the break, and the rankings will cover the three-day week and the 10-day week.

Keep in mind that this set of rankings is even more subject to change than usual. Teams will manage their pitching staffs to maximize rest for those needing it.

UPDATED: Monday July 8, 1:35 PM ET

Week of July 8 - 14

Mixed League

RKPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Zack WheelerPHILAD, OAKSecond start not assured, could want to pitch in the ASG  
2Chris SaleATL@ARI, @SD   
3Logan GilbertSEA@SD, @LAA   
4Tyler GlasnowLAD@DETNot concerned about recent blips, skills still elite  
5Garrett CrochetCWSPIT   
6Jake IrvinWAS@NYM, @MILExcellent stretch fully supported  
7Corbin BurnesBALCHC   
8Ronel BlancoHOUMIA, TEX   
9Sonny GraySTLKC   
10Freddy PeraltaMILWAS   
11Joe RyanMIN@SF   
12Andrew AbbottCINCOL, MIA   
13Tanner HouckBOSOAKShould get back on track heading into the break  
14George KirbySEA@LAA   
15Tarik SkubalDETLAD   
16Bailey OberMIN@CWS   
17Justin SteeleCHC@BALYay! Finally got a win! (switch your league from wins to IP)  
18Ranger SuarezPHIOAK   
19Dylan CeaseSDATL   
20Hunter GreeneCINMIA   
21Cole RagansKC@BOS   
22Ryan PepiotTBNYY, CLE   
23Tanner BibeeCLE@DET   
24Zac GallenARIATL, TORDurability still a concern  
25Framber ValdezHOUMIA   
26Nick PivettaBOSOAK   
27Ben LivelyCLE@DET, @TB   
28Bobby MillerLAD@PHI, @DETShould have a better second half  
29Logan WebbSFTOR   
30Pablo LopezMIN@CWSUnderlying metrics are still optimistic  
31Nestor CortesNYY@TB   
32Taj BradleyTBCLEAce in the making  
33Reese OlsonDETCLE   
34Seth LugoKC@BOS   
35Aaron NolaPHILAD   
36Mitch KellerPITNYM, @CWSNice duo to get back on a roll  
37Max ScherzerTEX@LAA   
38Jack FlahertyDETCLETentative, coming off second injection for sore back  
39Max FriedATL@ARI   
40Nathan EovaldiTEX@HOUVelocity seems to be there, command a bit off  
41Nick LodoloCINCOLGreat pair to go into the break on a roll  
42Drew ThorpeCWSMIN 46% 
43Charlie MortonATL@ARI, @SD   
44Gerrit ColeNYY@BAL   
45Luis CastilloSEA@LAA   
46Kutter CrawfordBOSKC   
47Gavin WilliamsCLE@DET, @TB   
48Michael KingSDATL   
49Paul SkenesPIT@MIL   
50Jameson TaillonCHC@BAL, @STL   
51Dean KremerBALCHC, NYY   
52Sean ManaeaNYMCOL   
53Michael WachaKC@STL   
54Luis GilNYY@BAL   
55Jose BerriosTOR@ARI   
56Cal QuantrillCOL@CIN, @NYM 11%0%
57Marcus StromanNYY@TB   
58Michael LorenzenTEX@LAA   
59Reynaldo LopezATL@SD   
60David PetersonNYMWAS   
61Jose QuintanaNYMWAS, COL 16% 
62Tyler AndersonLAASEA   
63Frankie MontasCINCOL, MIA   
64Mitchell ParkerWASSTL, @MIL   
65Kevin GausmanTOR@SF   
66Colin ReaMILPIT, WAS 15% 
67Erick FeddeCWSMIN   
68Luis SeverinoNYMWAS   
69Blake SnellSFTOR, MIN   
70Hunter BrownHOUTEX   
71Simeon Woods RichardsonMIN@SF   
72Zach EflinTBNYY   
73Edward CabreraMIA@CIN 34% 
74Brady SingerKC@BOS   
75Grayson RodriguezBALNYY   
76Brandon PfaadtARIATL   
77Jose SorianoLAASEA   
78Mix 12 Reliever     
79Matt WaldronSDATL   
80Lance LynnSTLCHC   
81Christian ScottNYM@PIT, COL   
82Zack LittellTBCLE   
83Chris BassittTOR@SF   
84Bryce MillerSEA@SD   
85Miles MikolasSTL@WAS, CHC 31% 
86Jon GrayTEX@LAA, @HOU   
87Jordan HicksSFTOR   
88Mix 15 Reliever     
89Cristopher SanchezPHILAD   
90Kyle GibsonSTLCHC   
91Shane BazTBNYY   
92Hayden WesneskiCHC@STL 17% 
93Aaron CivaleMILPIT   
94Gavin StoneLAD@PHI   
95Chris PaddackMIN@CWS, @SF 30%0%
96James PaxtonLAD@DET   
97Andrew HeaneyTEX@HOU 32% 
98Shota ImanagaCHC@BAL   
99Josh WinckowskiBOSKC 0%0%
100Javier AssadCHC@STL   
101Yusei KikuchiTOR@SF, @ARI   
102Carlos RodonNYY@TB, @BAL   
103Griffin CanningLAATEX 14% 
104Yariel RodriguezTOR@ARI 19% 
105Spencer HowardCLE@DET 0%0%
106Hayden BirdsongSFMIN 0%0%
107Spencer SchwellenbachATL@ARI   
108MacKenzie GoreWAS@NYM   
109Brayan BelloBOSOAK, KC   
110Tobias MyersMILPIT   
111Carlos CarrascoCLE@TB 3%0%
112Adam MazurSDSEA 0%0%
113Albert SuarezBALCHC 42% 
114Tanner GordonCOL@NYM 0%0%
115Kyle HarrisonSFMIN   
116Yilber DiazARIATL, TOR 0%0%
117Jake BlossHOUMIA 0%0%
118Trevor RogersMIA@HOU, @CIN 10% 
119Ryan FeltnerCOL@CIN, @NYM 0%0%
120Andre PallanteSTLKC, CHC 0%0%
121Austin GomberCOL@CIN 3%0%
122Landon KnackLAD@PHI   
123Kyle FreelandCOL@CIN 0%0%
124Kenta MaedaDETCLE, LAD 10% 
125Cade PovichBALNYY   
126Roansy ContrerasLAATEX, SEA 0%0%
127Mitch SpenceOAK@PHI 3% 
128Luis OrtizPIT@CWS 1%0%
129Randy VasquezSDSEA 1%0%
130JP SearsOAK@BOS 21% 
131Michael MercadoPHIOAK 0%0%
132Davis DanielLAATEX, SEA 0%0%
133Emerson HancockSEA@LAA 2%0%
134Kyle HendricksCHC@STL 4%0%
135Keider MonteroDETCLE, LAD 0%0%
136DJ HerzWAS@MIL 35% 
137Spencer ArrighettiHOUTEX   
138Chris FlexenCWSMIN, PIT 0%0%
139Quinn PriesterPIT@MIL, @CWS 0%0%
140Joey EstesOAK@BOS, @PHI 5% 
141Martin PerezPIT@MIL 7%0%
142Alec MarshKC@STL   
143Jonathan CannonCWSPIT 6% 
144Dallas KeuchelMILWAS 0%0%
145Patrick CorbinWAS@NYM 0%0%
146Ryne NelsonARITOR 3%0%
147Yonny ChirinosMIA@CIN 1%0%
148Hogan HarrisOAK@BOS 3%0%
149Luis MedinaOAK@PHI 1%0%
150Slade CecconiARIATL 2%0%
151Carson SpiersCINCOL 37% 
152Roddery MunozMIA@HOU 0%0%
153Bryan HoeingMIA@HOU 0%0%

American League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Logan GilbertSEA@SD, @LAA 
2Garrett CrochetCWSPIT 
3Corbin BurnesBALCHC 
4Ronel BlancoHOUMIA, TEX 
5Joe RyanMIN@SF 
6Tanner HouckBOSOAKShould get back on track heading into the break
7George KirbySEA@LAA 
8Tarik SkubalDETLAD 
9Bailey OberMIN@CWS 
10Cole RagansKC@BOS 
11Ryan PepiotTBNYY, CLE 
12Tanner BibeeCLE@DET 
13Framber ValdezHOUMIA 
14Nick PivettaBOSOAK 
15Ben LivelyCLE@DET, @TB 
16Pablo LopezMIN@CWSUnderlying metrics are still optimistic
17Nestor CortesNYY@TB 
18Taj BradleyTBCLEAce in the making
19Reese OlsonDETCLE 
20Seth LugoKC@BOS 
21Max ScherzerTEX@LAA 
22Jack FlahertyDETCLETentative, coming off second injection for sore back
23Nathan EovaldiTEX@HOUVelocity seems to be there, command a bit off
24Drew ThorpeCWSMIN 
25Gerrit ColeNYY@BAL 
26Luis CastilloSEA@LAA 
27Kutter CrawfordBOSKC 
28Gavin WilliamsCLE@DET, @TB 
29Dean KremerBALCHC, NYY 
30Michael WachaKC@STL 
31Luis GilNYY@BAL 
32Jose BerriosTOR@ARI 
33Marcus StromanNYY@TB 
34Michael LorenzenTEX@LAA 
35Tyler AndersonLAASEA 
36Kevin GausmanTOR@SF 
37Erick FeddeCWSMIN 
38Hunter BrownHOUTEX 
39Simeon Woods RichardsonMIN@SF 
40Zach EflinTBNYY 
41Brady SingerKC@BOS 
42Grayson RodriguezBALNYY 
43Jose SorianoLAASEA 
44Zack LittellTBCLE 
45Chris BassittTOR@SF 
46Bryce MillerSEA@SD 
47Jon GrayTEX@LAA, @HOU
48Shane BazTBNYY 
49Chris PaddackMIN@CWS, @SF 
50Andrew HeaneyTEX@HOU 
51Josh WinckowskiBOSKC 
52Yusei KikuchiTOR@SF, @ARI 
53Carlos RodonNYY@TB, @BAL 
54Griffin CanningLAATEX 
55Yariel RodriguezTOR@ARI 
56Spencer HowardCLE@DET 
57AL Reliever   
58Brayan BelloBOSOAK, KC 
59Carlos CarrascoCLE@TB 
60Albert SuarezBALCHC 
61Jake BlossHOUMIA 
62Kenta MaedaDETCLE, LAD 
63Cade PovichBALNYY 
64Roansy ContrerasLAATEX, SEA 
65Mitch SpenceOAK@PHI 
66JP SearsOAK@BOS 
67Davis DanielLAATEX, SEA 
68Emerson HancockSEA@LAA 
69Keider MonteroDETCLE, LAD 
70Spencer ArrighettiHOUTEX 
71Chris FlexenCWSMIN, PIT 
72Joey EstesOAK@BOS, @PHI 
73Alec MarshKC@STL 
74Jonathan CannonCWSPIT 
75Hogan HarrisOAK@BOS 
76Luis MedinaOAK@PHI 

National League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Zack WheelerPHILAD, OAKSecond start not assured, could want to pitch in the ASG
2Chris SaleATL@ARI, @SD 
3Tyler GlasnowLAD@DETNot concerned about recent blips, skills still elite
4Jake IrvinWAS@NYM, @MILExcellent stretch fully supported
5Sonny GraySTLKC 
6Freddy PeraltaMILWAS 
7Andrew AbbottCINCOL, MIA 
8Justin SteeleCHC@BALYay! Finally got a win! (switch your league from wins to IP)
9Ranger SuarezPHIOAK 
10Dylan CeaseSDATL 
11Hunter GreeneCINMIA 
12Zac GallenARIATL, TORDurability still a concern
13Bobby MillerLAD@PHI, @DETShould have a better second half
14Logan WebbSFTOR 
15Aaron NolaPHILAD 
16Mitch KellerPITNYM, @CWSNice duo to get back on a roll
17Max FriedATL@ARI 
18Nick LodoloCINCOLGreat pair to go into the break on a roll
19Charlie MortonATL@ARI, @SD 
20Michael KingSDATL 
21Paul SkenesPIT@MIL 
22Jameson TaillonCHC@BAL, @STL 
23Sean ManaeaNYMCOL 
24Cal QuantrillCOL@CIN, @NYM 
25Reynaldo LopezATL@SD 
26David PetersonNYMWAS 
27Jose QuintanaNYMWAS, COL 
28Frankie MontasCINCOL, MIA 
29Mitchell ParkerWASSTL, @MIL 
30Colin ReaMILPIT, WAS 
31Luis SeverinoNYMWAS 
32Blake SnellSFTOR, MIN 
33Edward CabreraMIA@CIN 
34Brandon PfaadtARIATL 
35Matt WaldronSDATL 
36Lance LynnSTLCHC 
37Christian ScottNYM@PIT, COL 
38Miles MikolasSTL@WAS, CHC 
39Jordan HicksSFTOR 
40Cristopher SanchezPHILAD 
41Kyle GibsonSTLCHC 
42Hayden WesneskiCHC@STL 
43Aaron CivaleMILPIT 
44Gavin StoneLAD@PHI 
45James PaxtonLAD@DET 
46Shota ImanagaCHC@BAL 
47Javier AssadCHC@STL 
48NL Reliever   
49Hayden BirdsongSFMIN 
50Spencer SchwellenbachATL@ARI 
51MacKenzie GoreWAS@NYM 
52Tobias MyersMILPIT 
53Adam MazurSDSEA 
54Tanner GordonCOL@NYM 
55Kyle HarrisonSFMIN 
56Yilber DiazARIATL, TOR 
57Trevor RogersMIA@HOU, @CIN 
58Ryan FeltnerCOL@CIN, @NYM 
59Andre PallanteSTLKC, CHC 
60Austin GomberCOL@CIN 
61Landon KnackLAD@PHI 
62Kyle FreelandCOL@CIN 
63Luis OrtizPIT@CWS 
64Randy VasquezSDSEA 
65Michael MercadoPHIOAK 
66Kyle HendricksCHC@STL 
67DJ HerzWAS@MIL 
68Quinn PriesterPIT@MIL, @CWS 
69Martin PerezPIT@MIL 
70Dallas KeuchelMILWAS 
71Patrick CorbinWAS@NYM 
72Ryne NelsonARITOR 
73Yonny ChirinosMIA@CIN 
74Slade CecconiARIATL 
75Carson SpiersCINCOL 
76Roddery MunozMIA@HOU 
77Bryan HoeingMIA@HOU 

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